Looking for a Charters Towers camping spot or somewhere to park up the van while exploring the town? Then look no further than the Charters Towers Tourist Park – an immaculate campground run by a lovely couple, which comes with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. It’s also pet friendly!
Whether you’re after a spacious site for your big rig, a grassy spot to pitch a tent or even a self contained cabin, the Charters Towers Tourist Park has something for everyone.
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Location of the Charters Towers Tourist Park
The Charters Towers Tourist Park is located south of the town, in a quiet area, off the main highway in Mosman Park. The tourist park is around 2.5 km from the centre of town where you’ll find plenty of shops and many attractions. For those who enjoy walking; it’s just a 30 minute walk from the park to the top of the popular Towers Hill.
Accommodation Options at Charters Towers Tourist Park
The great thing about Charters Towers Tourist Park is they offer both camp and van sites as well as a range of great cabins. Below is a brief overview of the various options available. Click here for the park map so you can see where the different cabins and campsites are located.
The Charters Towers Tourist Park offers a great range of cabins for all kinds of travellers starting at just $99 per night. All cabins are self contained and feature air conditioning and full size fridges.
Below is a brief overview of all the different cabin options.
Deluxe One Bedroom Cabins
The deluxe one bedroom cabins are great for a couple who enjoy plenty of space or for families looking for self contained accommodation. These cabins sleep up to six people, with the cabin featuring a queen bed, a set of bunks and a sofa bed.
The deluxe cabins come with full cooking facilities, including hot plates, full size fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and everything else you need to prepare all your meals. There is also an inside dining area and outside you have a lovely small balcony with chairs.
For couples or single travellers, the double cabins are the perfect option. Despite being one of the smaller sized cabins, they still come with everything you need, including a fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom and a small sitting area.
For smaller families or couples, the Queen Cabins are worth considering. These cabins sleep up to four people, with a queen bed in a separate sleeping area and a sofa bed in the family room.
Like all the cabins at the Charters Towers Tourist Park, the Queen Cabins come fully self contained, so you’ll be able to prepare all your meals during your stay. The cabins also come with a private bathroom, air conditioning and a small verandah with a table and chairs.
There are two studio units which are great for families, given they can sleep up to six people. These studios are a motel style unit featuring a queen bed, a set of bunk beds, and a sofa bed.
Despite being a studio unit, this style of accommodation is still fully self contained, comes with cooking facilities, dining area, bathroom and air conditioning.
Superior One Bedroom Cabin
The Superior one bedroom cabins are another great one to consider for families or small groups as these cabins can accommodate up to five people. These cabins have a queen bed in the separate sleeping area and a single bed and sofa bed in the living area.
These Superior one bedroom cabins come with everything you’ll need during your stay, including a fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom, air conditioning and a good size verandah with a table and chairs for outdoor dining.
Two bedroom Cabin
The ultimate accommodation for large families or groups are the two bedroom cabins. These are the most spacious cabins on site, with the ability to sleep up to eight people. One of the bedrooms comes with a double bed, while the second bedroom has a set of bunk beds (with the bottom bed being a double) and a single bed. Then the living area also comes with a sofa bed.
Between the two bedrooms is a living area with a fully equipped kitchen and dining table and chairs. Then outside is a very spacious verandah with an outdoor table and chairs.
Powered Camp and Caravan Sites
All sites at the Charters Towers Tourist Park are powered sites, with a range of different sites options available. There are lovely shady or sunny spots and the choice of grassy sites or sites with a concrete slab. In addition, there are ensuites sites so you can have your own private toilet and shower, as well as the option to have a drive thru site for those larger rigs.
Sites start at $31.50 a night and ensuite suite sites start at $39.60 per night.
Amenities at Charters Towers Tourist Park
Below is a brief overview of the amenities and facilities available on site at the Charters Towers Tourist Park.
For the warmer months, there is a good sized swimming pool on site. Here you’ll also find a nice BBQ area, making it a great spot for lunch or dinner.
There is a great camp kitchen within the park which comes with everything you need to prepare and cook meals. The kitchen includes a fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, hot plates, BBQs, lots of tables and chairs and washing up facilities.
We used the camp kitchen a few times for making breakfast during our stay and always found everything in good working order and extremely clean and tidy.
Within the office / reception area is a small kiosk where you can purchase various items such as drinks, milk, ice, wine, bread etc.
Toilets and Showers
There is just one toilet and shower block within the park; however it is a good size and I never waited once to use the toilet or shower during our entire stay. They are also among the cleanest I’ve ever come across, with even clean bathmats being supplied – this was a welcomed first for me!
Just behind the toilet and shower block is where you’ll find the laundry facilities. Here you’ll find a couple of coin operated washing machines and dryer as well as ironing facilities. A clothesline is located outside the toilet block.
There is one dump point located at the back of the park for guests convenience.
Entertainment and Meals
On certain nights of the week, the tourist park has “Happy Hour” and guests are entertained by Bush Poet Neil McArthur. Unfortunately, I missed this during our stay, but I heard from other park guests that he was very entertaining.
Other nights of the week, the park also hosts camp oven meals and, from time to time, has local community groups come in to provide dinner for guests in order to raise money.
Check what’s on during your stay when checking in.
Sunset at Towers Hill
One thing I highly recommend you do while staying at the Charters Towers Tourist Park is their Sunset at Towers Hill. For the price of $80 for two, they will provide transportation to and from the Towers Hill Lookout and also provide a huge grazing platter and bottle of wine for you to enjoy. If that’s not enough, they’ll also bring a tablecloth and wine glasses to ensure you really have a wonderful experience.
We did this during our stay and it was fantastic. The grazing platter was so huge that it doubled as our dinner that evening. We also took our daughter with us and we weren’t charged any extra. We just brought our own drinks for her to have, but she shared the grazing platter with us.
The sunsets are beautiful at the top of Towers Hill and there are usually a few rock wallabies that come at that time of the evening. We were lucky enough to see a few while there, including a mumma with a little baby in her pouch.
For those travelling with their dogs, you’ll be pleased to know that they are welcome at Charters Towers Tourist Park. You’re even welcome to stay in one of their cabins, provided your dog remains on the verandah.
Dogs must be restrained at all times while in the park and are not permitted in the camp kitchen, pool area, amenities, laundry or the office.
Charters Towers Tourist Park – Our Verdict
We spent a couple of nights at the Charters Towers Tourist Park while exploring the town and had a very comfortable stay. We camped on one of their powered sites and made use of most of the amenities while there.
The campgrounds are really immaculate, super clean and well manicured. The toilets and showers are among the cleanest I’ve ever come across and I’ve never ever had a nice clean bathmat to stand on after a shower – a lovely surprise.
All in all, whether you’re looking for a campsite or a cabin, the Charters Towers Tourist Park is a top place to stay while in Charters Towers. We highly recommend it.
Check out our YouTube video here showing some of the highlights of the park.
Hopefully you found this review on the Charters Towers Tourist Park helpful. Check out our guide on other camping options around Charters Towers here or see our guide on the best pet friendly campsites in Townsville here. You can also find a great guide on things to do in Charters Towers here. Another great place to stay in North Queensland is Tall Timbers in Ravenshoe.